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Hungary pop music reform opens new front in culture war

Budapest - A Hungarian government plan to reinvigorate the local pop music scene and promote Hungarian culture at the same time has sparked concerns about political influence and censorship.

Hungarian hospital staff quit over new state contract

Budapest - A senior Hungarian health official tried to allay fears about standards of care Tuesday, after several thousand hospital workers quit over new state contracts they say offered unacceptable terms.

Top Hungary independent radio forced off air

Budapest - Hungary's leading independent radio station Klubradio lost an appeal Tuesday to keep its broadcasting licence after the country's media regulator said it had infringed administrative rules, raising new press freedom concerns in the EU member state.

Journalists say Hungary drone law stifles reporting

Budapest - When Hungarian journalist Gabi Horn was called in by police last October about her investigative news site's drone footage of a business tycoon's estate, at first she thought a corruption probe had been opened.

Hungary kitchen fills welfare gap for Covid jobless

Budapest - Hungarian families stricken by unemployment due to the Covid crisis who have also fallen through the country's flimsy social security net say they have little option but to turn to a pop-up soup kitchen.

Hostile climate has LGBT Hungarians eyeing emigration

Budapest - As Hungary intensifies its crackdown on gay rights, including an effective ban on same-sex adoption, some LGBT Hungarians are close to quitting the country while others have already left.

Hungary MPs approve package of anti-LGBTQ measures

Budapest - Hungarian MPs on Tuesday approved a package of new measures targeting the country's beleaguered LGBTQ community, the government's latest salvo in defence of "traditional" values.

'Queen's Gambit' deja-vu for Hungary chess champ Polgar

Budapest - Watching the hit Netflix show "The Queen's Gambit" sparked deja-vu for Hungarian chess great Judit Polgar, regarded as the game's best-ever female player.

Hungary-Poland axis shows strain over EU budget veto

Budapest - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Friday that he would continue to block the EU's budget and coronavirus recovery fund over rule-of-law criteria, although his veto ally Poland signalled a possible compromise.

Hungary stands by EU budget veto as Poland shifts

Budapest - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Friday that he would continue to block the EU's budget and coronavirus recovery fund over rule-of-law criteria, although his veto ally Poland signalled a possible compromise.

Chatting with Katinka Hosszu: 'The Iron Lady' in Swimming Special

Three-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Katinka Hosszu, who is affectionately known as "The Iron Lady," chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about ISL Season 2 and her illustrious career in the sport.

Hungary's Orban condemns MEP over 'gay orgy'

Budapest - Hungary Prime Minister Viktor Orban condemned an MEP from his Fidesz party on Wednesday who quit after attending an alleged "gay orgy", with critics accusing the socially conservative ruling party of hypocrisy.

Hungary looks east for coronavirus vaccines

Budapest - An Aeroflot delivery of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine to EU member Hungary last week has sparked new criticism at home and abroad of Prime Minister Viktor Orban's go-it-alone policies.

Hungary's 'Trump before Trump' PM Orban faces US reset

Budapest - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is bracing for tougher treatment from a Joe Biden-led administration in Washington after his all-in bet on a win for President Donald Trump backfired.

Hungary public media forced to toe govt line: leaked recordings

Budapest - Reporters at Hungary's public broadcaster have been forced to toe the line of the government of nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban, according to leaked recordings and testimonies revealed by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) Thursday.

Virus shutdown ends Hungary students' campus blockade

Budapest - Students at Hungary's top arts university opposing a reform by Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government ended a long-running blockade of the campus Tuesday but vowed to continue the protest elsewhere.

Hungary students hold 'freedom' rally on anniversary of 1956 uprising

Budapest - A rally held by students blockading Hungary's top arts university for over 50 days. in protest at a reform by Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government, on Friday drew thousands of supporters in Budapest.

Hungary's Orban under fire as virus second wave bites

Budapest - As the second coronavirus wave bites, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban -- who shut the borders in September -- is holding back on tougher measures such as a lockdown, despite growing criticism of his response.

Soros college prompts latest spat between Hungary, EU

Budapest - The EU's top court on Tuesday overturned a Hungarian law used to push out a college founded by George Soros, once again putting Budapest at loggerheads with the European Union.

Hungary students dig in at blockade for academic freedom

Budapest - A month into a blockade of Hungary's top arts university, hundreds of students rebelling against control by Prime Minister Viktor Orban's right-wing government show no sign of quitting.
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